13 Aug Jose Luis’Tata’ Brown: Argentina 1986 World Cup hero goes away dated 62
Some of the best symbols of Argentina’s World Cup victory in Mexico has passed off
World Cup hero Jose Luis’Tata’ Brown has passed away dated 62 at La Plata, in his home country of Argentina.
The renowned La Albiceleste defender was battling Alzheimer’s disease for a while, together with his family admitting that the impact that the disease needed on the prior centre-back.
Brown, that had been nicknamed’Tata’ during his career, scored the first goal, and just hit because of his state, in the 1986 Mexico World Cup as Argentina defeated West Germany 3-2.
Late in the game, he dislocated his shoulder refused to be substituted because he travelled in Argentinian football folklore.
Fellow nationwide team star Gabriel Batistuta tweeted his condolences about Brown’s departure.
Gracias José Luis Brown por tu lucha dentro y fuera de la cancha. Acompaño a sus familiares y afectos . Q.E.P.D. Tata . pic.twitter.com/78bZA9cPce
— Gabriel Batistuta (@GBatistutaOK) August 13, 2019
Brown played with the vast majority of his career at Estudientes, based in La Plata, making almost 300 looks before a move to side Atletico Nacional watched him recruited to the Argentinian national team.
He had a stint in Boca Juniors and Deportivo Espanol before this 1986 World Cup but was a surprise selection from the group for the championship by coach Carlos Bilardo.
Brown has been picked as a backup for sweeper Daniel Passarella but ended up getting first-choice and playing every game of Argentina’s successful run.
The renowned goal in the final against the West Germans arrived in the 23rd moment, as Brown climbed highest to head home a free kick.
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He performed 36 occasions for Argentina, emerging in Copa America championships in 1983, 1987 and 1989, also retired from playing at club and global level in 1989.
Brown’s football travel wasn’t over yet, as he awakened on a managerial career which saw him take the reins of numerous teams and be an assistant trainer to Bilardo in Boca Juniors.
He took charge of the Argentina below -17’s team involving 2007-09, causing them into second position at the 2009 South American Soccer Championship, before being bundled from the World Cup from the round-of-16 in the hands of Colombia.